1. ONLINE Seminar: “Afghanistan Lives: Then and Now”, Center for Middle East Studies, Brown University, 14 September 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST
This event will focus to the experiences of the people of Afghanistan, the hardships of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, and the question of what led to the latest crisis. Speakers:Mejgan Massoumi (Stanford University), Valentine Moghadam (Northeastern University), Arash Azizzada (writer, photographer, and community organizer).
Information and registration: https://watson.brown.edu/cmes/events/2021/panel-afghanistan-lives-then-and-now
2. ONLINE Keynote Address for AAIMS Conference: “The Covenants of Prophet Muhammad: From Shared Historical Memory to Peaceful Co-Existence” by Prof. Ibrahim M. Zain, Charles Sturt University, 14 September 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Numerous copies of the covenants of Prophet Muhammad exist in monasteries and patriarchates which were once under the rule of Islam. Could it be that the copies of these documents which have been preserved in Christian, Jewish, Magi, and Samaritan sources are faithful replicas of the original documents?
3. ONLINE Seminar: “Islam and Esotericism: Societies, Politics, and Practices”, Meeting of the European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE), 29 September – 1 October 2021
Panels on Premodern Esotericism and the Occult, Socio-political Contexts and Applications of Esotericism in South Asia and the Ottoman World, the Sufi Revival in the Post-Socialist World, Twentieth-Century Islamic Esotericism in the West, and Theology and Ethics in Twentieth-Century Sufism: Malaysia and Turkey. Key-note by Nile Green (UCLA) on “Islam and Esotericism in Global Intellectual History: Comparisons, Problems & Methods”.
Information and registration: http://ensie.site/conferences.html
4. ONLINE International Symposium on “Religion and Civilization in the Middle East”, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 22-24 October 2021
The symposium will focus on the issues of historical dynamics of the Middle East, the identity formation processes of the Middle Eastern peoples, the conflicts centered on religion and civilization, the language and culture, and the philosophical accumulation.
5. ONLINE Conference: “Sites of Encounter and Cultural Exchange in West Asia and the Medi-terranean (500-1500 CE)”, Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Society, University of Edinburgh, 4-6 November 2021
The following issues with be included: Sites of Encounter in Material Culture; Frontiers; Marginality; Multilin-gualism; Religion as Site of Encounter; Mapping and Geographic Writings; Commercial Networks and Trade.
6. ONLINE 6th IDHN Conference of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network, 17 November 2021
Contributions are invited on developing or deploying digital methods and tools in the study of Islam and Muslim communities and Islamicate languages.
7. Conference: “Jews of the Arab World, Why Did They Leave?”, Museum of Jewish Art and History, Paris, 19-20 January 2022
This conference invites to readdress the departure of Jews from the Arab world, keeping its distance from political exploitations, in a comparative perspective opened up to international specialists, in order to present an up-to-date inventory of our knowledge about this history.
Deadline for abstracts: 20 September 2021. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/7844644/jews-arab-world-why-did-they-leave-paris-19-20-jan-2022
8. Workshop on “Sacred Space(s)”, Mediterranean Seminar, Fresno State University, 11-12 February 2022
Contributions are invited on any subject (historical, cultural, literary, artistic, or historiographical) relating to sacred spaces in the premodern or modern Mediterranean, including the Near East and North Africa.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2021. Information: https://mailchi.mp/mediterraneanseminar/cfp-sacred-spaces-winter-2022-mediterranean-seminar-workshop-11-12-february-fresno-924796?e=82aeb6c61d
9. 15th Annual Conference of the Muslim Studies Program on “Belong Nowhere: States of State-lessness in the Muslim World”, Michigan State University, 24-25 February 2022
Papers will reflect a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds—including refugee studies, soci-ology, history, anthropology, psychology, political studies, law, and religious studies.
10. Tenure-Track Position in Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. and are expected to demonstrate commitment to full-time teaching, supervision of graduate students, service to the department, faculty and the university. Candidates are equally expected to present an active research and publication agenda. The instruction language is Hebrew.
Submission deadline: 17 October 2021. Information: https://bguacademicrecruitment.force.com/Recruit-ers/VF_BGUPositions?Id=02i5I000007sKWpQAM
11. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Qualification: PhD on History of the Modern Middle East (1500 to present). We particularly encourage applications from scholars whose thematic focuses complement our department’s existing expertise in transregional histories, social identity, gender, empire, or memory.
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2021. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/92773
12. Articles for Diyar 6. We welcome original and as yet unpublished contributions in German, English, and French from all research areas of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies. Reviews can also be submitted at any time. Deadline for articles: 15 February 2022. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announce-ments/7844858/cfp-diy%C3%A2r-journal-ottoman-turkish-and-middle-eastern-studies
13. The British Library: Epic Iran: Manuscripts from the Islamic era
In a recent blog I wrote about three of our Zoroastrian treasures which were part of the Epic Iran exhibition organised by the V&A with the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with The Sarikhani Collection. Sadly the exhibition is now over, but this second blog on the Islamic period manuscripts which we loaned can serve as a reminder for those who were lucky enough to visit, or as a visual reference for those who weren’t so fortunate.
14. BYU Conference: “The Islamic World Today,” 18-19 Oct 2021
ISLAM is growing faster than any other religion and is projected to surpass Christianity as the world’s largest faith by 2070. With such a huge increase and the related pressures of being a worldwide community, debates about Islam continue among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. How should the Qur’an and the words of the Prophet Muhammad be understood? How do historical divisions impact the Muslim world today? What is the function of Sharia in the West? When do perceptions of Islam and Muslims cross the line into Islamophobia? What is the role of women and gender?
“The Islamic World Today: Issues and Perspectives,” a two-day conference held at Brigham Young University (18-19 October 2021), will address these questions and more. Aimed at a general audience, the conference will include presentations on a number of subjects, followed by discussion and questions from the audience. For those unable to attend, livestreaming will be provided and the recorded sessions will be available after the event. Please see the conference website for details.
- Asma Afsaruddin (IU Bloomington)
- Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University)
- Natana DeLong-Bas (Boston College)
- John Esposito (Georgetown University)
- Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University)
- Sherine Hafez (UC Riverside)
- Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution)
- Sherman Jackson (University of Southern California)
- Tarek Masoud (Harvard Kennedy School)
- Hadia Mubarak (Queens University of Charlotte)
- Asifa Quraishi-Landes (UW Madison)
- Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago)
- Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University)
15. Abbasid History Podcast
With 32 episodes made so far, the Abbasid History podcast is a great way to learn more about this specific period in history. The makers of the podcast formulate their intentions as follows: “An audio platform for the study of the pre-modern Islamic(ate) past and beyond. We interview academics, archivists and artists on their work for peers and junior students in the field. We aim to educate, inspire, perhaps infuriate, and on the way entertain a little too. Suitable also for general listeners with an interest in geographically diverse medieval history.”
16. Research Positions, University of Toronto, Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies.
Closing Date: 09/20/2021
Requisition 16345 – Research Associate: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-ON/550404017/
Requisition 16346 – Research Associate: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-ON/550404117/
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